What I do

I tell people's stories through images and text. I am  deeply interested in the complex relationships within the modern communities, and how they protect people in increasingly individualist environment. I care about social issues and devote myself to exploring the human resilience in all forms. I never wanted to do anything else. 

Fluent in Georgian, Russian and English. 

Based in Tbilisi. Available for assignments in Caucasus. 


Instagram: @tamuna.chkareuli

+995 593 28 22 31

Thanks to Mano Svanidze for this beautiful portrait.



Tamuna Chkareuli is a Georgian photographer and journalist based in Tbilisi. Having a keen interest in social issues, she mainly photographs and writes  on human rights, with particular  focus on disability and gender-related problems.

After graduating in MA Documentary photography and photojournalism from the University of Westminster(2017), she has worked both in London and Tbilisi as a freelance photojournalist, developing her personal projects at the same time.

 In 2018 she became a grantee of Tbilisi Photography Museum with the mentorship provided by NOOR. In 2019 she’s been a selected participant of Nikon-NOOR workshop in Barcelona. She’s a part of Women Photograph mentorship program since 2020. She was 2021 fellow of RFE/RL  Georgian Service regional journalism program. In 2021 she’s been awarded EU journalism prize for the best investigation.

Tamuna Chkareuli's works have been shortlisted for Kolga International photo showcased at Tbilisi Photo Festival and Rome Art Week. Tamuna is represented at Diversify Photo. Her recent work on Ukrainian refugee crisis has been published in New Lines Magazine and Hyperallergic.

She is currently working as a freelance journalist/photographer.